|Application deadline:||Online: January 15|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 18 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||36 months|
|Partnership:|| Erasmus Mundus Scholarship |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Project type:||Open, Predefined|
Duration: 36 months
Course description: FUSION-DC is a three-year Joint Doctoral Programme in nuclear fusion science and engineering offered by a consortium of 19 European partner institutions from 8 EU countries (8 full partners and 11 associated), the ITER Organization and 9 associated partners from China, Japan, Russia and the USA.
FUSION-DC provides a sustainable, integrated and coordinated education at the doctoral level in the framework of a worldwide network of excellence in magnetic confinement fusion (MCF).
The EU is world leader in the development of MCF as a sustainable energy source and FUSION-DC embraces most of the largest European fusion institutions. The FUSION-DC doctoral programme involves an attractive variety of educational and training activities (among which the yearly PhD summer event) and an unsurpassed diversity of research opportunities at the partner institutions and research facilities.
FUSION-DC focuses on a number of research fields that address the major remaining challenges for making fusion energy a reality, with an emphasis on next-step devices (ITER, W7-X, DEMO) and reactor aspects. Based on existing European research and education networks (including two doctoral networks), the FUSION-DC programme is organized in a fully structured and integrated way concerning application and selection, harmonized training and research activities and examination. The language of instruction is English.
FUSION-DC involves a pronounced mobility component, with students spending training/research periods of at least 6 months in at least 2 partner institutions in different countries of the consortium (co-tutelle). FUSION-DC doctoral candidates will be involved in several common activities, handing them opportunities for networking with other doctoral candidates, alumni, other academia, research organizations and industry (e.g. regarding career opportunities). Participation in international conferences and scientific publication will be required and stimulated.
The programme is not only intended for the training of a new generation of fusion scientists and engineers, but is also sufficiently broad in terms of transferable skills and involvement of adjacent scientific fields and technologies in order to be valuable outside fusion research as well. A double/multiple or joint doctoral degree is delivered by the institutions where the students enroll. Joint governance of the FUSION-DC programme is guaranteed by the managing and scientific boards and quality is assured externally.
The core objective of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) FUSION-DC is to fulfil the above stated needs in terms of qualified personnel for the fusion community so as to make fusion a reality and provide highly educated people.
FUSION-DC will offer to a select group of top doctoral students the means to accomplish their research and integrated research-driven doctoral training within an international consortium of institutions1 that are leading the interdisciplinary field of magnetic confinement fusion education and research (
Furthermore, a key element will be the harmonization of advanced fusion training and professional qualification in the European Research Area, totally in the spirit of the Bologna declaration, in order to strengthen the interaction and exchange of academic resources.
Consequently, the following concrete objectives of the FUSION-DC partnership have been established:
Master of Science in Physics, physics engineering.
Master of Science of other related fields like engineering can be considered.
An advanced level in English is required.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||587|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||240|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||95|
There will also be grants for another 8 students from the partner institutes.
An Erasmus Mundus PhD grant is a grant lasting for 3 years (36 months). With the grant PhD candidates get an employment contract (including social security). The net monthly salary will be approximately 1400-1600 euro (depending on the country and institute where the candidate will be employed. Bruto salary is 2800EUR)
Next to the employment finances an Erasmus Mundus PhD grant also foresees in bench fee money of 600 euro per month (7200 per year). From this budget the following costs are paid:
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